Woman arrested 15 years after sleeping teen killed in bed in Antioch

Bay Area

ANTIOCH (KRON) – Authorities said they have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 17-year-old boy in 2005.

According to the Antioch Police Department, 39-year-old Candice Carter of Pittsburg was arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Edgar Martinez.

It happened on March 27, 2005.

Police said Martinez was sleeping in bed when two suspects fired shots into his apartment on W. 20th Street.

Martinez was hit in the chest and died at the scene from his injuries.

According to police, the murder happened after an argument in the area between Carter and a group of men she believed to be rival gang members; Martinez was not involved in the argument.

Carter was taken into custody on Jan. 30.

Police said they expect to make more arrests related to this case “in the near future.”

Police Capt. Trevor Schnitzius was a part of the investigation team when he says Carter got into the argument near the apartments on the 300 block of West 20th Street.

She left, then later returned with two other men when shots were fired into Martinez’s apartment.

Schnitzius says he was an innocent bystander.

“From a verbal argument to physical violence, that shouldn’t be taking place at all.”

Police also stressed the case is not over.

The investigation is still on going.

“In this case, you know, we had some outpouring from our community and some information that came in from our community that helped with this case,” Schnitzius said.

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